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cmaj blogs photoSumedha Arya, Outgoing Editor-in-Chief

"Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become." – C. S. Lewis

Taken into a new context, I believe that this quote illuminates an image of medical education without the influence of the humanities: it can be a desert. Hostile and sweat-provoking in its unrelenting pressure to consume information hurtling from screens to cerebral cortices with inexorable speed. Alienating in its jargon and strictures on daily routine. Conducive to cultivating a homogenous species well equipped to survive in a very particular environment. ...continue reading